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July 6, 2019, 11:35 PM

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Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
A look at the growing demand for screen time consultants, parenting coaches getting paid up to $250/hour to help parents wean their kids off devices  —  Screen consultants are here to help you remember life before smartphones and tablets.  (Spoiler: get a dog!)
Chris Hamby / New York Times:
Experts worry that the upcoming US Census, the first to incorporate digital methods, could fall victim to disinformation campaigns, glitches, and hacking  —  The government plans to deploy new technology for next year's head count, but risks abound.  —  In the run-up to the 2020 census …
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost:
Comscore report: in March, 69.9M US homes had DVRs and 64.1M had smart TVs; monthly viewing hours on smart TVs hit 5.5B, vs. 4.6B for DVRs  —  Among the many positive indicators for OTT in Comscore's newly released 2019 “The State of OTT” report is the platform's imminent surpassing of DVR tech.
Klaus Fiala / Forbes:
Profile of Omio, formerly GoEuro, a Berlin-based website and app for booking travel across Europe that has raised nearly $300M in VC funding  —  This article is the first in a new series: World of Forbes, a collection of stories from our 35 licensed editions and global partners around the planet.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google Play app called “Updates for Samsung”, with 10M+ installs and no affiliation with Samsung, tricks users into paying $35/year to download firmware updates  —  “Updates for Samsung” app promises firmware updates but only shows ads and wants money for (working) downloads.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Ola says it has received a private hire vehicle license from Transport for London and plans to launch its ride-hailing service in the city in September  —  London's transport agency has given India's Ola the green light to launch its ride-hailing service in the UK capital …

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